Friday, November 23, 2001

The thing I love about the walk between our house and Snug Cove is exchanging waves with drivers heading in the opposite direction. I used to wave at cars going the same way as I was too, but they would stop and see if I needed a lift, so now it's just folks that are going the other way. This is something which is a prevalent aspect of island life, no more so than on Cortes Island, but seemed to me to be a waning activity on this island. I have set out to change that. I now wave at every car passing me. More and more, people are waving back. Maybe they think I'm crazy, but lots of people also smile when they do it. Little tiny acts that create community.